Archive For August 2022

Sassy Calvados

Sassy Calvados

Apple Brandy The Château de Sassy is found in the heart of Normandy. This is a beautiful French region rich in history and famed for its food, cider and remarkable calvados. Sassy Calvados which has Appellation Calvados Controlée is a delicious ambassador for that celebrated apple spirit. Sassy Calvados is based on the family recipe…

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Summer with PIMM’S Sundowner

Summer with PIMM’S Sundowner

A PIMM’S Sundowner Spritz is picture-perfect for that Golden Hour Instagram moment You’ve snagged a perfect table after work at a rooftop bar, managed to get all your besties together and the sun is just starting to set… This is a moment worth capturing! And to set it all off, raise a glass of delicious…

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Green Fire

Green Fire

Extraordinary Ways to Grill Fruits and Vegetables, from the Master of Live-Fire Cooking. Oh, the big outdoors. We love summer entertaining and that includes cooking al fresco. Green Fire: Extraordinary Ways to Grill Fruits and Vegetables, from the Master of Live-Fire Cooking offers tips and inspirations for creating delicious vegetarian meals. Francis Mallmann is an…

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Holy Vesper Martini launched by Dunnet Bay Distillers

Holy Vesper Martini launched by Dunnet Bay Distillers

Dunnet Bay Distillers, the Scottish distillery, has just launch an all-British bottled cocktail: Holy Vesper Martini  (20% ABV, priced at £27 for 50cl). The vesper martini is a classic. Immortalised as an iconic cocktail by James Bond, the delicious mix of vodka, gin, and vermouth is sophisticated and delectable. Now the award-winning makers of Holy Grass Vodka…

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Aluna Toasted Coconut Rum

Aluna Toasted Coconut Rum

The Tropics in a glass. Aluna Toasted Coconut Rum was born when three surfing friends discussed their love for great rums and the prospect of making one with fresh, natural ingredients. They wanted to distil something a little different without the over-sweet profile of most traditional rums. Their first presentation in their now-established range was…

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DIY Beeswax Wraps

DIY Beeswax Wraps

The Natural Food Protector. We are all thinking more about waste these days. We think we can’t do much alone, but every little bit helps. Every little piece of cling film saved is less in landfill. Kikkerland offers these kits for making one’s own waxed fabric for wrapping all kinds of food. The natural beeswax…

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Prosecco Di Valdobbiadene

Prosecco Di Valdobbiadene

‘Superiore’ Sparkling from Italy via Tesco This delightful and affordable summer sparkle from Tesco is part of their ‘Tesco Finest’ range. We will likely be entertaining friends during the warmer weather and that means fizz.  Valdobbiadene Prosecco Superiore is Denominazione di Origine Controllata e Garantita which is the same as the French DOC designation. It’s…

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Dunnet Bay Distillers wins Travellers’ Choice Award

Dunnet Bay Distillers wins Travellers’ Choice Award

Tour and Taste. The Dunnet Bay Distillery Tour – a visitor experience at the UK mainland’s most northerly distillery – has been awarded the accolade of a TripAdvisor Travellers’ Choice Award making this one of the top activities in the world. These awards are only for attractions or venues that consistently earn great reviews from travellers and…

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Asador 44 Cardiff

Asador 44 Cardiff

Deliciously unmissable. A short time ago I wrote about Parador 44. That’s the superlative-inducing hotel found just up the stairs from Asador 44, its stylish sibling restaurant. Asador 44 has a convenient location just around the corner from the Principality Stadium and the castle in Cardiff. Shoppers are well-served by the wide array of independent…

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